2021-01-06 20:48:04 UTC
Amid the Georgia runoff results coming in to give Democrats Senate control for
the first time in 10 years, Eric Trump threw another tantrum about the
presidential election. In a Twitter rant, the least favorite Trump son
threatened to personally end the career of any Republican lawmaker who doesnt
challenge Congress certification of the Electoral College vote today. Its a
big day after all. Not only is it his birthday, but it is the day his father,
lame duck President Donald Trump, believes he will finally overturn the 2020
presidential election results.
Tomorrows gonna tell you a lot about the country, Eric Trump said during an
appearance on Sean Hannitys Fox News show, Hannity, last night. Because I can
tell you, Sean, any senator or any congressman that does not meaning on this
side that does not fight tomorrow, their political career is over. Because the
MAGA movement is going nowhere! Trump went on to explain that his father
created the greatest movement in American history as he continued his line of
threats to any conservative official who dares to step out of line.
He repeated his threats on Twitter Tuesday night, this time directing his ire
toward every Republican lawmaker who has not already sworn allegiance. I will
personally work to defeat every single Republican Senator/Congressman who
doesnt stand up against this fraud they will be primaried in their next
election and they will lose, Trump tweeted. Ok!
"I will personally work to defeat every single Republican Senator / Congressman
who doesnt stand up against this fraud they will be primaried in their next
election and they will lose.
Eric Trump (@EricTrump) January 6, 2021
Prior to Trumps tantrum, 40 House Republicans and at least 13 Senate
Republicans have said they would object to results in swing states like Arizona,
Georgia, and Pennsylvania during the proceedings to formally confirm Bidens
victory. Despite making it perfectly clear that he has no such power, Donald
Trump has also been putting pressure on Vice President Mike Pence, who will
preside over the ceremony later today, to overturn the result.
This isnt the first time that Donald Trumps second oldest adult son has made
unveiled threats to anyone who wouldnt carry out his fathers bidding.
Immediately after the election, Eric Trump criticized Republicans for failing to
back his father as he struggled to win re-election. Our voters will never
forget you if your [sic] sheep! he tweeted at the time. His older brother,
Donald Trump Jr., also had some choice words for the party accusing them of
Petulant tweets aside, this particular Trump or any Trump for that matter
cant actually, legally, follow through on his threats. In fact, it could be
considered coercion of political activity. This includes any attempt to
intimidate, threaten, command, or coerce any employee of the Federal Government
to engage in, or not engage in, any political activity, including, but not
limited to, voting or refusing to vote for any candidate or measure in any
election, making or refusing to make any political contribution, or working or
refusing to work on behalf of any candidate. Anyone who violates this
subsection of law can be fined or imprisoned for up to three years. Heres